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With Reference To The Cultural History of India, Consider the Following Statements 2017

With reference to the cultural history of India, consider the following statements:

  1. White marble was used in Mughal Buland Darwaza and Khankah at Fatehpur Sikri.
  2. Red sandstone and marble were used in making Bara lmambara and Rumi Darwaza at Lucknow.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?(2018)

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 and 2

Answer: A

The Buland Darwaza is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated by white and black marble and is higher than the courtyard of the mosque. The Buland Darwaza is symmetrical and is topped by large free standing kiosks, which are the chhatris.

he architectural style of the Rumi Darwaza is completely in sync with the Nawabi architecture of Lucknow, and its significantly different from the Mughals. The material used for the drawaza is bricks and its then coated with lime, while the Mughals often used red sand stone. This is why the detailing on the Darwaza is more intricate, which would be impossible to achieve in stone.

February 2024